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Which Way is Life? is designed to help busy, overworked, stressed out people find their way to a more balanced, healthier, inspired life. Two times a week host Bill Klaproth will interview trendsetting doctors, fitness professionals, life coaches, meditation experts and more in a quest for transformational discovery and positive change.

Ep30 - Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet: Ellen Jaffe Jones

From the Show: Which Way is Life
Summary: Benefits of a plant-based vegan lifestyle, how to make a basic fitness plan and more with author Ellen Jaffe Jones.
Air Date: 1/23/17
Duration: 25:30
Host: Bill Klaproth
Guest Bio: Ellen Jaffe Jones, Author
Ellen Jaffe JonesEllen Jaffe Jones is an inspiring motivational speaker, personal trainer, running coach, author, and instructor of healthy cooking classes.

As a former investigative reporter and anchor for 18 years in major market TV news, Ellen won two Emmy awards and the National Press Club award. She became known as the "Earth Mother in a Suit" when she left TV and became a successful Wall Street financial consultant for five years. She wrote her first book, Eat Vegan on $4 a Day, after seeing too many news stories saying eating healthfully was impossible on a budget.

Ellen, an accomplished endurance and sprint runner, has won 104 5K+ Age Group awards since 2006. She placed 7th in the U.S. National Senior Games, W60-64 1500 Meters in 2013, and 1st in Florida’s W60-64, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1500 meters races in 2014. In 2014 Ellen was also named PETA’s “Sexiest Vegan over 50.”

She combined all of her skill sets with her latest release, Vegan Fitness for Mortals. Recognizing that fitness and diet are two sides of the same coin, Ellen developed routines for a variety of activities along with dietary recommendations that augment fitness; a winning combination designed to help anyone achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Her other titles include Kitchen Divided, which was written for vegans who are sharing a kitchen with an omnivore and Paleo Vegan (co-authored with Alan Roettinger). Ellen researched different versions of Paleo diets on the market and was able to combine the essence of Paleo diets with vegan principles in a 200% vegan cookbook.

Ellen is a Certified Personal Trainer by the nationally recognized Aerobics & Fitness Association of America and a Certified Coach with the Road Runners Club of America. She speaks at numerous VegFests across the country.
  • Book Title: Vegan Fitness for Mortals
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/EatVeganOn4DollarsADay
  • Guest Twitter Account: @EllenJaffeJones

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • How to develop a basic fitness plan.
  • Whether or not becoming a vegan is for you.
  • How to transition to becoming a vegan.
  • How to find the athlete within yourself.
  • Other insights from her new book, Vegan Fitness for Mortals.

    High Five Highlights:

    • Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your younger self? Go vegan earlier.
    • What’s the best piece of advice you were ever given? Never give up.
    • What inspires you most in everyday life? My three daughters.
    • What’s your favorite fitness gadgets or gear?The Garmin Forerunner and Apple Watch.
    • Do you have a favorite quote can share? When you understand there’s no money in broccoli, then you understand why you have to be your own investigative reporter to figure out the truth about food.

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